On today’s show: 0:08 – US sees its highest rate of inflation since 1982. Doug Henwood (@DougHenwood), an economic journalist and host of KPFA’s Behind the News joins us to discuss his latest piece for The Nation, What Should the Democrats Do About Rising Inflation? 0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious … Continued


Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. Public health officials say early evidence shows Covid-19 omicron variant not as severe as delta variant. President Joe Biden threatens sanctions against Russia if Moscow invades Ukraine. U.K. whistleblower slams Britian’s exit from Afghanistan, says ‘abandoned’ allies. … Continued


Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. House passes bill to avert government shutdown, after raucous debate over vaccine mandates. House Republican on panel investigating January 6th insurrection warns Donald Trump not to lie. President Joe Biden unveils winter strategy to combat COVID-19 as … Continued


Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. Supreme Court hears challenge to Mississippi abortion ban. First U.S. case of Omicron COVID-19 variant detected in San Francisco. European Union chief suggests nation members make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory, amidst surge. 15 year old charged as adult … Continued


Covid has laid bare the inequities of our society and the dysfunction of our medical system, which focuses at great cost on disease-treatment rather than fostering health. So contends epidemiologist Sandro Galea. He argues that the pandemic provides an opening to rethink medicine, along with housing, wages, and racial and social inequality, and to treat … Continued


Bay Area COVID-19 Vaccination Guide

The coronavirus pandemic has raged for well over a year, and we are now faced with yet another variant and flu season. The good news is that across California, more and more people are getting vaccinated – currently now over 76% have gotten at least one dose. Still, on average over the past 8 weeks, … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – Lori Wallach (@wallachlori), Founder and Director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch joins us to discuss why people are protesting around the globe to demand the WTO waive intellectual property restrictions and speed up production of COVID-19 vaccines and therapies. 0:33 – We discuss the Honduran presidential election with Dana … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC), covers courts and the law for Slate. He joins us to preview some of the important cases that SCOTUS is scheduled to hear arguments on this month.   0:33 – We discuss Omicron, a new COVID variant originated in South Africa with Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical … Continued


Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. World Health Organization identifies new COVID-19 variant of concern: Omicron. Nations ban travel from Southern African nations where Omicron was first detected. Black Friday strike targets online retailer, Amazon with #MakeAmazonPay actions in 20 nations. Ukraine President … Continued